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Technical Superintendent

  • Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
gac marine

Job description

About GAC Marine LLC

GAC Marine operates from our fully equipped marine base in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Our comprehensive offshore marine support includes anchor handling, project cargo transportation, platform supply, crew changes and supplies, as well as rig moves and tug & barge operations. Operations are supported by our growing fleet of anchor handling tug supply vessels, anchor handling tugs, crew boats, tow tugs, barges, utility vessels and landing craft.

Our expert crew, maintenance and other land-based staff are at hand to facilitate short turn-around times for class surveys, repairs, and maintenance.

GAC Marine is looking for the right people to join our team in several Technical Superintendent roles we are now resourcing, to be based at our Abu Dhabi marine base.

Technical Superintendents are accountable for all technical maintenance, repairs, dry docking, and reliability of the marine fleet.

Job Description

  • Engage with and visit all vessels on a regular basis (at least once every 3 months) to ensure that the GAC standard of the maintenance and repairs are in accordance with the company maintenance policy. Ensure maintenance of quality control and cost effectiveness of all vessels.
  • Ensure the continuous maintenance of tugs, vessels, and other marine equipment to minimize downtime and ensure vessel availability. Prepare a schedule of equipment needing repair or regular servicing.
  • Supervise maintenance programs for vessels and sub-contractors working on the company’s vessels and equipment on-site. Maintain a continuous record of maintenance under an agreed program in a suitable planned maintenance system.
  • Ensure that adequate physical and manpower resources exist to handle all work such as maintenance & repair, dry docking, and new building. On an ongoing basis coordinate the resources to ensure its efficient utilization. Manage the marine base workforce by assigning them and supervising them in completing the vessels maintenance jobs.
  • Implement and maintain repair and maintenance procedures for company-owned equipment. Advise management promptly of any fault with or damages to the vessels or equipment. Manage stock control system and the spares (i.e. lubes, engine consumables, spare parts etc.) ordering procedure.
  • Recruit, train, and assist in the motivation of all technical staff/crew to always ensure professionalism and maintain the required standards.
  • Ensure all operations are conducted in accordance with company procedures and safety requirements.
  • Direct management for major breakdowns and stays until completion of repairs. Will require to visit the vessel/stay onboard during dry docking schedules.
  • Ensure audit actions are closed out satisfactorily and reported to the HSSEQ Manager. Ensure that all vessel certifications and surveys for class, flag and international requirements are in order.
  • Ensure timely preparation of technical reports or information to stakeholders. Manage financial budget and cost control for maintenance, repairs, stores, modification, and dry docking while ensuring compliance with class.

Job requirements

  • Class One Engineer Certificate or experienced Chief Engineer.
  •  At least 3-5 years of relevant shore-based experience.
  •  Prior experience of managing technical excellence of DP vessels, tugboats or OSV/AHTS vessels.
  • Prior experience as a Chief Engineer onboard a vessel.
  •  Minimum 3 dry dockings completed as a Chief Engineer or in shore job.
  • High command of English and at least one other language
  • Good people and systems management.
  • Experience with implementing and maintaining ISM code/PMS.